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Henry Williams (Massachusetts)

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Henry Williams
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 9th district
In office
March 4, 1843 – March 3, 1845
Preceded byWilliam Soden Hastings
Succeeded byArtemas Hale
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 10th district
In office
March 4, 1839 – March 3, 1841
Preceded byNathaniel B. Borden
Succeeded byNathaniel B. Borden
Member of the Massachusetts State Senate
In office
Member of the
Massachusetts House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
BornNovember 30, 1805
Taunton, Massachusetts
DiedMay 8, 1887(1887-05-08) (aged 81)
Political partyDemocratic

Henry Williams (November 30, 1805 – May 8, 1887) was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts. Born in Taunton, Williams completed preparatory studies, and studied law. He was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Taunton. He served as member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, and served in the Massachusetts State Senate.

Williams was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1839 – March 3, 1841). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1840 to the Twenty-seventh Congress. He was elected to the Twenty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1843 – March 3, 1845). After retiring from elected office, he resumed the practice of law and died in Taunton on May 8, 1887. He was interred in Mount Pleasant Cemetery.


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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Nathaniel B. Borden
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 10th congressional district

March 4, 1839 – March 3, 1841
Succeeded by
Nathaniel B. Borden
Preceded by
William S. Hastings
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 9th congressional district

March 4, 1843 – March 3, 1845
Succeeded by
Artemas Hale

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